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Dividend Portfolio Update: May 2017


I had a great month for dividends and a good month in general. My year over year growth was huge this month! I’m still not caught up but I’m definitely back into the swing of things.

Dividend Increases: 2 Increases

Apple increased their dividend from $0.57 to $0.63. This was a 10.5% increase and will earn me an extra $1.20 annually.

Pepsi increased their dividend from $0.752 to $0.805. This was a 7% increase and will earn me an extra $2.97 annually.

Together these two increases will earn me an extra $4.17/annually or $0.34/monthly with no extra money invested. For 2017, May included, I’m averaging a $0.505/month increase with no further money invested.



These are all the companies that paid me dividends in May amounting to $116.40.


My dividends year over year in May increased from $45.60 to $116.40. This was a 155.26% increase year over year! I think June will be the first month this year that I don’t see year over year growth.


I received a total of $920.90 from dividends in 2016. I’m currently at $461.04 which is almost exactly half of my 2016 amount and there’s more than half the year left. I’m excited to watch this number surpass my 2016 total.


My total annual dividends increased from $1,207.618 to $1,239.80, while my average monthly dividends increased from $100.63 to $103.31. This was a 2.66% increase month to month!


May 8: Purchased 7 shares of MO at $70.91 for a total of $496.37.

May 24: Purchased 6 shares of LOW at $78.70 for a total of $472.20.

May 25: Purchased 1 share of O at $55.26 for a total of $55.26.


No sells this month.


May 11: Deposit of $440.

May 30: Deposit of $440.

Total: $880

Well, I sold my car this month so that took a lot of pressure off of me. I’m still working on a real estate deal that may close in June. I haven’t caught up on any of my behind contributions because I’m going to need cash to close on these houses and want to be sure I have enough.

I was behind 11 contributions last month and I’m still behind 11 contributions, totaling $4,840. I’m hoping I have a decent amount of cash left over after this deal so that I can catch back up. I get paid three times in June and my birthday also falls in this month so it should be a pretty good month!

Rental Property: $650

I received $650 for rent in May.






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  1. Nice results, thanks for posting them! I see we also have a few stocks in common. Great to see your results compared to last year, I hope to report similar things next year!

  2. Nice progress for the month of May. Increases in dividends, a healthy year over year gain and rental income too. Looks like you have a nice stable of companies paying you as well. I like many of your holdings. Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work.

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